• Jaime Donally

Day 2: MootUp by LearnBrite

Do you wonder what it would be like to invite your students to join you in a virtual reality space without requiring a VR headset? This month we will explore many VR meeting spaces beginning with MootUp by LearnBrite. Explore MootUp and other VR meeting spaces in my new book, The Immersive Classroom: Create Customized Learning Experiences with AR/VR.


The beauty of virtual reality meeting spaces is the flexibility to interact and engage with students. These experiences are more difficult when only using a traditional video chat, however, MootUp can also work with video chats simultaneously. MootUp brings in 3D objects, slide shows, laser pointers, media boards, announcements, videos, and more! I shared a session at the DigCitSummit with Marialice Curran in October, and we explored some of the features. Watch a snippet of the recording below, or go to the full session at https://belouga.org/r/6oHxC.

"The options to customize preference in MootUp by Learnbrite are extensive, yet the appearance is presented simply for most commonly used features. Mootup integrates with most other programs. This platform is currently in beta mode, but when the product is fully launched, it appears that it will support a district, campus, or organization for virtual meetings." page 105 of The Immersive Classroom

Steps to Get Started:

1. Create an account at app.learnbrite.com

2. Select “Create new space”

3. Select from one of the many spaces available

4. Name the space at the bottom and select the “Create Space” button

5. From the dashboard, load your new space

Move:

1. Move from space to space by selecting the teardrop shapes (hotspots) on the ground.

2. Use the arrows or click and drag around the space to rotate your view


Some Basic Features:

1. Use the chat feature to talk to the group or select the person to send a whisper (only that person can read the chat)

2. Add individuals to your contacts by selecting the person

3. Kick an individual out of the space by selecting the person and choosing “Kick”

4. Select the target at the top of the screen to use the laser feature

5. Add additional hotspots by selecting the pencil at the top of the screen

6. Add videos, slides, screen sharing, or other media to the page by selecting the pencil at the top of the screen and closing to “add media board”


Share:

1. Select the person with the plus sign at the top of the screen

2. Copy the link to send to your students

3. Add student emails if you’d like to invite one student at a time

4. Bulk upload by adding rows with students email followed by a comma and their name

5. Join my beach space to explore at https://app.learnbrite.com/dashboard/spaces/visit/spcf046a452c5094ddd36e677


Continue to follow the #31DaysofARVRinEDU this month as we explore immersive resources.


Thanks to ISTE, we are giving away 10 signed copies of The Immersive Classroom. Post how these tools can be used in the classroom on social media using #31DaysofARVRinEDU and WIN! Two weekly winners will be selected.